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I very much doubt that Sony, Sharp or Panasonic will be a meaningful player in TV by decade's end. Each is falling apart for some similar and some different reasons. The global economy is going to suck for the next several years. And, to make matters worse, by 2017-18, the Koreans will have been able to ramp up OLED and convince the world that it's the only technology worthy of your TV dollars at the high end. With cheap Taiwanese -- and mainland Chinese -- LCDs as alternatives, where does that leave Japan? Hint: Not as important people in the TV business.
If they read and understood "The Innovator's Dilemma", they'd just get out now and cut their losses. (Note: This isn't an option for Sharp, but it most certainly is for Panasonic and Sony.)
There's a saying about "everything in moderation". If only it was applied to well, you know...